We are Wallflower and we are a professional, licensed, insured, BBB A+ accredited, photography company which has photographed over 80 weddings in the last five years and consists of the husband and wife team of Shel, the lead photographer, and Bill, the groom and associate photographer. Below is some more information about us:
Shellene “Shel” Keiffer
About me…the person: I am a wife and the proud mother of three children, one grown, and two teenagers. I went to Kent State University to study French and theatre. I absolutely love to act & sing and have been in numerous productions throughout the United States, including local plays here in Clarksville. My love of travel has taken me to Europe, where I was a foreign exchange student in Denmark and have even hosted foreign exchange students in my home. I’m a dog lover, owning four very spoiled dogs, a boxer, german shepard, husky, and a pug. I also volunteer with the Humane Society when I can, including fostering dogs until they find forever homes. I like writing, reading and even drawing!
About me…the photographer: As you can see by my photographs, I like to view myself as a ‘Wallflower’, taking in your big day and immortalizing it in photographs. I've been a student of photography ever since my dad brought home a Minolta 35mm camera. I was only 12 but was fascinated by this camera that could get such close-up pictures even when I was far away and would capture magnificent sunsets with such vivid colors. Well, cameras have come a long way since then and so have I.
What I love most about weddings: I would say it’s the relationship I develop with all of my brides throughout their special day. To me, I find that being selected as someone’s wedding photographer is more than just the beginning of a customer-client relationship, it is the beginning of a friendship, and I consider it an honor to be trusted with the responsibility of capturing your most special day. Secondly…it’s gotta be the cake:>) I just love a good piece of wedding cake and consider it a great fringe benefit of my job.
William “Bill” Keiffer
About me…the person: I am the proud husband of Shel and also a father of three children. I am retired from the US Army as a Sergeant Major and currently work as a contractor at Ft. Campbell where I have the privilege of working with US Army soldiers every day. I have a busy life but feel very fortunate to have fulfilled both of my dreams which were to retire from the Army and to own a business.
About me…the photographer: I believe that the groom deserves great pictures also and am proud to get them! I am very comfortable “shooting” the groom and the groomsmen and am glad to be able to support Shel in getting some great images of the bride and everyone else. I take most of my images with the Canon 6d and prefer to use the Canon 70-200mm IS II and Canon 24-105mm lenses.
What I love most about weddings: There are two things I love most about weddings. The first thing is I really consider it an honor to work with the couples on their most special day. I have a teenage daughter so when she ties the knot someday I just know I am going to be a very prepared father:>). The second thing I enjoy is observing all of the great family interactions. It's really nice to meet new people and to see everyone having a great time as they enjoy their very special day.